LARGE PRINTING PRESS CAUSES AMPUTATION OF OPERATOR’S LEFT ARM
We are representing a 53 year old man who had worked for many years for a large commercial printer with facilities in Florida and elsewhere. On August 6, 2007 his hand became trapped in the machine as he attempted to remove a backup of scrap paper that frequently accumulates after a printing run. Unfortunately, the lever that is used to stop the operation was located just out of reach and he could not push it with his free hand or his feet. To make matters worse, the machine is so loud that no one could hear his constant screams.
It was 30 minutes before someone happened to hear him but by then the machine had pulled our client’s entire left arm into it. Although he was bleeding profusely, he never lost consciousness and watched as his arm was crushed beyond recognition.
We are now investigating this tragedy and anticipate filing a lawsuit shortly against the machine manufacturer.